He has also contributed many thought-provoking articles and short stories to PNG Attitude.
With a degree in economics from UPNG, Francis was a banker with a bright future with the National Development Bank until an accident left him paraplegic.
He is now a permanent patient at the Kundiawa General Hospital.
But the accident has not deterred him from following his interest in writing and he currently acts as the Administration Officer for the successful and valuable Simbu Children Foundation.
He has also completed a very interesting novel which is currently being edited with a view to publication.
Francis is a man of outstanding courage. Many of us were humbled and impressed when he managed to get himself and his battered old wheelchair to Port Moresby for both the 2011 and 2012 Crocodile awards.
Being in a wheelchair has its problems. One of these is the ever present bane of pressure sores.
These sores can be extremely painful and dangerous, particularly in a climate like Papua New Guinea’s where infection is a real risk to life.
Francis is currently taking time out to tackle a particularly bad episode of pressure sores.
We at PNG Attitude express our support for him in this time of stress and wish him a speedy recovery.
Francis is a strong Christian and as we move towards Christmas our prayers are with him.